The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and Boeing are delighted to announce that Ercall Wood Technology School’s RANS SE6 Coyote II light aircraft called the G-GWFT as part of the Schools Build-a-Plane (SBAP) Challenge has been sold to The Georgia Williams Trust. The aircraft is named after the late Georgia Williams. In her memory The Georgia Williams Trust enables ‘young people in her community to access adventure, outdoor activity and volunteering,’ and is already supporting many local community projects. The many highlights of G-GWFT was flying at Cosford and Farnborough International Air Show in 2016.

One of the numerous objectives of the SBAP Challenge was to build a two-seater micro-light aircraft that would eventually fly and then allow participating students the opportunity to have an experience flight before being sold. The project has seen a tremendous amount of work, which has gone into building the aircrafts to create a marketable end product that has met the airworthiness standards for its category.

The RAeS and Boeing would like to congratulate pupils for their accomplishment, which could not have been achieved without the dedication and support of teachers, parents and volunteers from the local Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Cosford Branch and the Light Aircraft Association.

 

Rupinder Pamme
16 November 2016